BOOST2018 – About


BOOST2018 is a pioneering new research project led by ISER, which will survey students over the next three years, sharing tips and ideas for making the most of opportunities at Essex.

BOOST2018 is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. This is the first-ever longitudinal study of an intake of Freshers at a British university on such a scale. The insights will be useful to universities across the world, as well as policy makers and leading thinkers planning the best way to support students through their time in higher education.


Latest findings, new research

Publications search

Search all research by subject and author


Researchers discuss their findings and what they mean for society


Background and context, methods and data, aims and outputs


Conferences, seminars and workshops

Survey methodology

Specialist research, practice and study

Taking the long view

ISER's annual report


Key research themes and areas of interest